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#5894181 - 08/24/15 07:56 PM GF wants a rifle.....I have no idea
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For whitetail. My Remington 700 BDL in .270 is a bit much for her. She can shoot off the sand bags but struggles in the field. At 5' maybe it's just too much gun for her. I'm thinking 25.06 or .243.....maybe in a youth rifle. Any first hand recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks

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#5894194 - 08/24/15 08:01 PM Re: GF wants a rifle.....I have no idea [Re: Walkabout]
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Either is a fine choice but I would shy away from youth models but that just my opinion. My wife is vertically challenged and I bought 3 diff youth models before I found a 700 bdl in 243

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#5894198 - 08/24/15 08:02 PM Re: GF wants a rifle.....I have no idea [Re: Walkabout]
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243 or 7mm-08. My other half doesn't like the kick of her 270 and likes the 7mm-08 my grandpa has. Although she will be getting a limbsaver soon.
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#5894206 - 08/24/15 08:06 PM Re: GF wants a rifle.....I have no idea [Re: Walkabout]
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I bought mine a Browning Micro Midas Xbolt in 7/08. It was perfect for her. She's 4'10". It fits her perfect. Doesn't recoil much at all. And it is quite effective on deer. It also came with spacers to lengthen the pull.
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#5894208 - 08/24/15 08:08 PM Re: GF wants a rifle.....I have no idea [Re: Walkabout]
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Another vote for the micro Midas
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#5894214 - 08/24/15 08:12 PM Re: GF wants a rifle.....I have no idea [Re: Walkabout]
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1. I think the fit is more critical than whether it's a .243 or a .270, etc

2. Get a good recoil pad.

3. I'd consider the .270 using a reduced recoil load to start.. reason being if she does grow into the gun you can get regular .270 ammo and she can hunt more types of game.

Consider yourself lucky she want to hunt.....good luck.

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#5894318 - 08/24/15 08:58 PM Re: GF wants a rifle.....I have no idea [Re: Walkabout]
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I'd get a full size rifle in the caliber useful with what she will be shooting and just get a muzzle break and good recoil pad. Mine shoots a 7mm with ease and I think she's 5' 2".

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#5894363 - 08/24/15 09:15 PM Re: GF wants a rifle.....I have no idea [Re: Walkabout]
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At 5' tall a full side gun is not gonna fit her , no two ways about it

Could probably get by from the bench but that's about it
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#5894370 - 08/24/15 09:20 PM Re: GF wants a rifle.....I have no idea [Re: Walkabout]
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My wife shoots a full size 7mm08 Remington 700 in a youth stock.
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#5894387 - 08/24/15 09:26 PM Re: GF wants a rifle.....I have no idea [Re: TexFlip]
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Originally Posted By: TexFlip
My wife shoots a full size 7mm08 Remington 700 in a youth stock.


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#5894388 - 08/24/15 09:27 PM Re: GF wants a rifle.....I have no idea [Re: Sneaky]
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Originally Posted By: Sneaky
I bought mine a Browning Micro Midas Xbolt in 7/08. It was perfect for her. She's 4'10". It fits her perfect. Doesn't recoil much at all. And it is quite effective on deer. It also came with spacers to lengthen the pull.


I gotta get my hands on one of those. VERY handy lookin' rig. cheers
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#5894393 - 08/24/15 09:28 PM Re: GF wants a rifle.....I have no idea [Re: Walkabout]
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7mm08 works great at my house.
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#5894418 - 08/24/15 09:43 PM Re: GF wants a rifle.....I have no idea [Re: Sneaky]
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Originally Posted By: Sneaky
I bought mine a Browning Micro Midas Xbolt in 7/08. It was perfect for her. She's 4'10". It fits her perfect. Doesn't recoil much at all. And it is quite effective on deer. It also came with spacers to lengthen the pull.

Outstanding advice, with brand. 7/08. or. 243.
All day long.

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#5894426 - 08/24/15 09:47 PM Re: GF wants a rifle.....I have no idea [Re: Walkabout]
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7/08 or anything with a good break on it. If you reload there are more bullet options for the 7mm. My wife liked my 257 roberts so I have yet to give her the option.
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#5894454 - 08/24/15 09:58 PM Re: GF wants a rifle.....I have no idea [Re: Walkabout]
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I'll throw a different option out there. AR-10 with adjustable stock. Excellent deer round. Very little kick. And makes a great pig gun you can abscond with when she's not using it. up
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